CONTACT: Mimi Doyle
Phone: (610) 313-6383

Renee Colborn
Phone: (717) 831-7507
March 5, 2015
Pa. Turnpike Closed Westbound Between Valley Forge and Downingtown Interchanges

Closure due to multiple accidents involving tractor trailers in Chester County.
The Pa. Turnpike Commission advises motorists of three separate accidents between mileposts 314 and 315 westbound that is forcing traffic to be detoured off at the Valley Forge Interchange (Exit #326). Traffic can reenter the Turnpike at the Downingtown Interchange (Exit #312).
The three accidents involve two tractor trailers and several other vehicles. No life-threatening injuries are being reported.
The suggested detour is: exit at Valley Forge Interchange, take U.S. Route 202 south (12 miles) to U.S. Route 30 west (2.5 miles) to S.R. 100 north (5 miles) to Downingtown Interchange to reenter the Pa. Turnpike.
Expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during the closure. Message boards will be placed to inform customers of the closure, and Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts at station 1640 AM also are being used to inform travelers.

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit